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RFC 2278

"IANA Charset Registration Procedures", January 1998

Canonical URL:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc2278.txt
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL (changed from BEST CURRENT PRACTICE February 2001)
Obsoleted by:
RFC 2978
Authors:
N. Freed
J. Postel
Stream:
[Legacy]

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Abstract

MIME [RFC-2045, RFC-2046, RFC-2047, RFC-2184] and various other modern Internet protocols are capable of using many different charsets. This in turn means that the ability to label different charsets is essential. This registration procedure exists solely to associate a specific name or names with a given charset and to give an indication of whether or not a given charset can be used in MIME text objects. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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